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world's top headlines for the. program today. president. system of international law. people politicians in a new york times article this threat to the established order may well happen according to the russian leader if indeed washington proceeds with his plan strikes against syria just a bit earlier in the program. certainly an interesting strong and hopeful article from me to put it in the new york times called a plea for caution from russia in this piece he directly appealed to the american
people in what he called times of insufficient communication between societies he talked about the need for the u.n. in terms of international stability and talked about how a u.s. strike would put innocent lives at stake and spread conflict d. rail peace efforts between israel and palestine it would hamper negotiations in the iranian nuclear problem promote terrorism and generally destabilize the entire region now about unilateral action from the united states he said that according to the u.n. charter it could be seen as an act of aggression and he talked about the need for acting within the realm of international law these were his words. if you cannot count on international law then you must find other ways to ensure your security thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction this is logical if you have the bomb no one will touch you we're left with talk of the need
to strengthen nonproliferation when in reality this is being eroded in some strong words the president went on to talk about the u.s. culture of military intervention into internal foreign conflicts saying that it was ill arming and asked why does the united states need to repeat the mistakes of the past invoking the memory of iraq and afghanistan troops still in afghanistan right now in fact but he also talked about the importance of. waiting for all of the information from the u.n. to come in something that he has done repeatedly in the past alluding to the fact that it might not be the syrian regime that use the chemical weapons but there's also evidence to suggest that it was the rebels as well take a listen to what he actually wrote. no one doubts the poison gas was used in syria but there is every reason to believe it was used not by the syrian army but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons who would be siding with the fundamentalists reports that militants are preparing
another attack this time against israel cannot be ignored now aside from that he did talk about his relationship with obama saying that it is marked with a growing trust that he appreciates and he is hoping for a diplomatic solution to this entire crisis. for focusing more now on the possible diplomatic solutions. joining us live from geneva where russia's foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry meeting late on thursday paula we can imagine what they'll be talking about but any precise predictions from your end. well the plans for a u.s. military strike on syria have been put on ice of warre thanks to this meeting that set to take place between john kerry and sergey lavrov now moscow has reportedly handed washington a proposal already that they're set to mull over later on today now thanks to leaks in the russian media we've got some details of that proposal it's reportedly set
out in several stages the first stage is going to involve syria signing on to the chemical weapons convention thereafter damascus will have to declare all of its chemical weapons storage and production facilities after that they're going to have to let chemical weapons inspectors into the country and finally they will have to decide together on how to destroy that stockpile of chemical weapons now we know that the russian and the u.s. delegations here are going to be accompanied by technical experts and by scientists are going to be advising both sides on how to implement any plan that they come up with head which really sort of signals how key and how serious both sides are to hammer out an agreement here we know that the u.s. president barack obama he's faced mounting criticism and opposition to his proposed military strike against syria so
a lot of analysts saying that this diplomatic path that really came out almost accidentally through a throwaway comment that john kerry made on monday that it presents a source of diplomatic escape hatch if you will for the u.s. president to ultimately save face. and potentially save himself the embarrassment of a defeat in congress over the issue. a lot of people are talking about obama having the possibility here to save face after the russian president comes forward and has this picture about syria relinquishing all its chemical weapons you talk about a four stage just now about the control of the weapons and having inspectors come in as well but we all know that the eastern and western hemisphere have been at loggerheads over this for months now if back all the way to two years when the conflict began in syria how realistic is it paulie they can really come to an agreement at this meeting in geneva. well there is one major potential sticking
point and not the threat of force we know that the u.s. the u.k. and france have said that any deal that they come up with and that they take to the u.n. security council should have the threat of force behind it as a clause that is something that the russian side that the russian president vladimir putin has said is completely unacceptable mosco says that any proposal should mean that u.s. military strikes are off the table now in fact russia has already rejected a french draft to the u.n. security council that involved that threatened military action against syria and that blames the chemical attack on the twenty first of august on damascus so we're watching whether or not these differences can be reconciled here in geneva but at the same time we know that the cia has started to provide syrian rebels with weapons so on the one hand we've got talk of peace on the other hand is a bit of a discrepancy in terms of action part as i said earlier because of the situation
that president obama is in back home it looks like there is a political will to thrash out an agreement if you present it to the international community and to ultimately say face over the issue of syria. geneva. head of the meeting between off john kerry thanks very much for that. of the meantime it's not exactly clear who was behind last month's chemical attack in syria which of course sparked america's war preparations and while washington and its allies are blaming damascus so we decided to ask a chemistry professor whether the rebels could have done this as well my colleague bill dog. from the rice university who told us that production of illegal agents is child's play so circumstances. anybody with access to some raw materials the raw materials are not gotten into at a grocery store but they can they can come in very easily one can buy on the
chemical market items that are just one step away from sarin easily two steps away saw a chemist with about a masters level of training can produce sarin quite easily but the rebels in syria could easily have used chemicals and cells in an attack of that kind. they could if they if they had recruited some chemists with with a few years of training in chemicals there's many different types of chemical weapons that are available some of them easier to make than sarin not quite as effective as sarin is but easily made and easily brought in easily transported no i understand that you conducted and explain the prove that making chemical weapons is very easy to do if that's the case why haven't we seen more terrorist attacks using chemical weapons well one of the reasons is probably because of natural selection those that try to make it are if they don't
know what they're doing they're going to die in making it and so it's risky business if you don't know what you're doing if you know what you're doing if you have a get about a masters level of training we did several tests to assess what level of training one would need and one can pull this off really quite easily and access to the chemicals is easy and then dispersion is easy why there have been not as many attacks with with chemical weapons i'm not sure but there are there are actually dozens of documented chemical attacks i know in the united states they don't receive a lot of attention but there are are documented attacks. now after a week of looting executions and forcing residents to convert to islam at gunpoint syrian rebels are reportedly now fleeing the christina village of model our correspondent who's there telling us that an ongoing army offensive has now dislodged many harvests from various parts of the town however the fighting does
remain heavy. is there for us. but now indeed soldiered heard you say the army are controlling the situation here all the big ones are we are sure to a square right now. who have been impossible to get the college she turned to it's . the visibility is not controlled by the army but we are told that they're not going to turn to two hundred i didn't begin trying to knock down to that are surrounding malinda village and this is why it pays to a dangerous to be here and this is why they say they need some time to finish its conflict which is to also feel how tall the troops taking on the first play a bit odd by the military and was shocked by the end of a new day they say the army's. eighty's right now and again there are no mandatory
and also we were told that it wore off the first five books all chief local residents who were held hostage in the top of the basement of the tall tower and the now creatures maybe you can hear it from time to time on the rock we we hear shelling all we hear heard shots which is the army is akin to asking you again. we should face being held by the military not look at village is a known worldwide as one of the people who are they kill each other make language the language of different cards. so we told him to use a number called a very anxious monetary could show a monetary value over the one catholic religion was taken by ram a group like that loot maybe the members. who had a good i'm well but the thing is that they didn't even know only operate in
volatile but actually always hope you can. see them are phenomenal right that knowledge chariot pay. from overcrowded refugee camps in lebanon germany has received its first syrian asylum seekers all one hundred seven of them and their arrival was green lighted only after opposition parties called out chancellor merkel for not doing enough to help the displaced more than two million syrians have so far fled the war ravaged country and reporting from berlin. just over one hundred syrian refugees have a rived in germany as part of a new program of resettlement that's expected to see five thousand people fleeing the ongoing violence in syria come here to germany to settle now this is part of a brand new initiative by the german authorities these people won't go through the traditional asylum program they going to be given work permits and allowed to stay for a puts of two years then their situation will be reassessed now the group who arrived
here in germany they comprised mostly of women who were described as bun ripoll young girls people who had serious medical situations as well as people who'd been described as survivors of torture this has been welcomed by those that work with refugees here in germany however they're saying it's really less than a drop in the ocean. and i asked. this is just a first step but it's come way too late and there is much more that needs to be done it's tragic that we have two and a half years of war without any answers from europe to this human catastrophe to europe tells lebannon and others to open their borders but the e.u. keeps their border shot over for the host kind of their war in the period between january and july of this year around twenty one thousand syrians are believed to have fled the violence in their country and applied for asylum here in the e.u.
the e.u. has taken on only around four percent of the huge numbers of refugees who are fleeing violence in not country the majority of days of come here to germany or to countries all of the countries in the north of europe like sweden however as we've heard those who work with the refugee saying it's just not enough being done to these countries helped to continue this conflict by supporting the syrian rebels with training and advice. why still to come on the program here on. protest and counter protest on the anniversary of the nine eleven times as a demonstration that brings together hundreds against the discrimination of muslims is of a shadowed by a full throttle bike a parade right through the heart of the u.s. capitol. also. linked to the future forming a human chain that stretches the length of catalonia and then lay their claim to
welcome to the program here on our. break in the set soon finale though serving up your citizens private information on a silver platter to another state that's exactly what happened in a hush hush deal between the u.s. and israel when washington didn't bother to clear key data from wrong intelligence reports it shared with its partner more on the revelations with artie's paula. what we're talking about here is a top secret a five page memorandum of understanding that lays out all the details of
intelligence sharing between the n.s.a. and its israeli counterpart what it does reveal is that the n.s.a. routinely shade intelligence with israel without first sifting this information to remove information that is inside relating to american citizens it states that israel is allowed to receive intelligence signal it includes and evaluated and minimize transcripts just faxes telex voice and digital network intelligence metadata and content and that is a quote at the same time the agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the daughter by the israelis so while the memorandum does say that the material has to be handled in accordance with us all at the same time these raids have agreed not to deliberately target americans who identified in the datta there is no kind of legal obligation to back up these claims in this respect what it reads is
that the agreement is not intended to create any legally enforceable rights it is not an international agreement and it is not legally binding it also says that these raids were required to destroy upon recognition any communication that is either to or from an official in the u.s. government this includes the white house cabinet departments the house of representatives and the senate amongst others n.s.a. so far has declined to answer specific questions about this agreement and they say spokesperson has said that the agency insists that the shared intelligence complies with all laws governing privacy there was a statement that they did release and in that statement they said and again i'm quoting we are not going to comment on any specific information sharing arrangements all the authority under which any such information is collected the fact that intelligence services work together under specific and regulated conditions mutually strengthens the security of both nations so that has been their
formal response. and there while some journalists and activists hope that the edward snowden's revelations will inspire a security revolution a professional opinions on the n.s.a.'s ways of doing business are being met with daggers cryptographer matthew green he published a blog post on how the agency is waging this war against privacy but will surely asta by john hopkins university where he works to take it down in an interview with r.t. explain what he found out from the leaked documents. what we learned is that the n.s.a. has a hard time breaking cripps and so what they've done is they've actually tried to take the products that that reform and corruption and make them worse make the weaker so that it's easier for them to break that encryption the n.s.a. is is willing to make us if you're a little bit weaker because remember it's not just u.s. citizens who are using these products it's americans too and they're willing to you know in a sense put our credibility on the line our tire industry on the line in order to
access that communications of whoever it is they want to listen to we have a big debate ahead of us how much spying i mean there is there's a range anywhere from zero percent spying to one hundred percent spying i think we have to figure out what the right balance is i think what we're learning is that the american public is not comfortable with what we're learning about that. and just a click away right now many more stories on our website for you this ah including that of the fukushima nuclear plant it's spewing more radiation groundwater check the facility to show the levels of one radioactive isotope have soared fifteen fold in just the past seventy two hours more on that for you online right now. plus a mystery of a sub a glacial lake as scientists discover a new life forms and on toxic dating back around one hundred thousand years those details on the web site right now. but for the meantime here on the program the anniversary of the nine eleven attacks on the u.s.
still drawing rule emotions across the nation and they came close to getting out of hand as counter protests circled each other in washington from the heart of the u.s. capitol lives well as this report. the million muslim march but it was a million american a march against on the small fan of verse three up to nine eleven attacks protesters here want to bring attention to the plight of the american community after the nine eleven attacks people want to try to come together as a human race as human race and whatever your religious views. we're coming together here as human race to say hey look we don't agree with everything we do. they don't even trust yes i have been discriminated but i don't. react according to what media puts out we muslims condemn turns we must little against violence and hate. and we muslims all just like all americans
wants to work hard to build this kind of perhaps a bigger definitely louder demonstration to his two million bikers demonstration it's actually a counter protest to the original protest they came out on their bikes to make it their voice says loud and clear things about nine eleven that this is. their lives the families our troops who are still fighting for all the families that have lost people that's why we're here to look. for to be able to do so a lot of different points of view being displayed signaling that twelve years later some of the decisions policies nine eleven remain divisive. time here on the program to tokyo we go where clashes have broken out again between police and protesters the protesters are angry at the death of a young student to the demonstration over the weekend authorities using tear gas to
disperse the crowds in istanbul and in the capital ankara it's the third night of violent confrontation. to mexico where thousands of teachers have taken to the streets again after the president signed into law a controversial new education reform of the protests ongoing for a month as you can see here resulting in clashes and paralyzing much of the city at the new law will see teachers salaries are being adjusted by outside monitors. and more than a million people turned out in the spanish breakaway region of catalonia pushing their claim for independence by forming a human chain four hundred kilometers long calling on them on the government to let them hold a referendum on independence and so forth reports. well the human childhood is so let's just. cut it that limits it
was the terror that's a lady up in the building with the rights to the south now is trying to live through i mean even the oak this action to put pressure on the spanish government could close catalonia independence referendum and instantly of course catalonia to become an independent state that sort of thing to gazans the people taking part in the section today the big question for everyone watching this around the world why do you guys want independence in the benz because we are. all in culture language and history and also because we have economic reasons as you said he'd study out today not to believe the economic crisis in europe certainly lays the bullying on these schools full independence. catalonia is the richest region and by a little bit economically they would be better off independent be economically. independent
very much to speak to your own today i place to at least that's a form of economics of the field of the late at least lucy and she told me she had no doubts the calculator would be better off why it's become independent with. taxes. we would have. higher. revenue for our government because at present on the fifty cents of the euro that we face taxes came back the following year in his investor think post shows a majority support for independents indeed he does have the politicians in the parliament ahead. all private independent that might not happen is that he is twenty fourteen but one thing seems clear with little than a million people telling out in support of independence last year hundreds of
thousands of votes are taken part this to get the momentum ahead calling for independents doesn't look like it's fading any time say sarah on a light and it's just about time and breaking this out. wealthy british soil. the time to plan for. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report. well.
it's technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future of covered. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because when full attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're going to be coming back. at our teen years we have a different approach to the good because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. ok. if.